Designing kitchens can be a bit tricky. Not only do they have to look good, but also be functional as well especially if you don’t have space to waste. You can hardly be blamed for lacking inspiration.
To help inspire you we’ve rounded up some of the top trends of kitchen designs. From two-toned cabinetry to unexpected concrete elements. Whether you’re partial to a charming farmhouse aesthetic or a sleek, modern space, there should be something to help spark inspiration for an upcoming kitchen renovation.
1. Mixed Metals
Mixing metals is a great way to add visual interest in kitchen. When you mix metals like bronze or brass, you get the impression of creating depth. This of course works in kitchens as you’ll have plenty around you to work with, from hardware to lighting. Try your hand at experimenting with different combinations, and see which ones work best.
2. Brick Accents
The way trends are these days, we are seeing a resurgence in the modern farmhouse aesthetics. Brick ceilings are evocative of the French farmhouse look and pair well with the wide plank French Oak flooring. The warmth of the brick ceiling, wood floor, and island pair well with the crisp white finish of the kitchen.
3. Banquette Seating
For those who enjoy family togetherness, why not take inspiration from a banquette style of seating? You might find that it becomes the best seat in the house. It is a casual spot for breakfast, working lunch, or large family dinners. They can be fun to decorate to.
4. Concrete Elements
Believe it or not, it can be said that concrete as a kitchen countertop material has certain warmth and appealing tactility not found in natural stone or manmade alternatives. Combined the customizable nature of its color, shape, appearance and its high recyclability, and a well-executed concrete countertop becomes a kitchen focal point.
5. Maximizing Lights & Views
As a family gathering place, the kitchen needs to be a centerpiece. Filled with light and providing a connection to adjacent areas. To enhance the interior placement of the kitchen, a dramatic custom light can be added to detail above the island. This element provides strong visual anchors and literally funnels natural light into the space during the day and soft ambient light at night.